Emergency Department Management of Adults With Infectious Meningitis and Encephalitis (Infectious Disease CME) | Points & Pearls
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Emergency Department Management of Adults With Infectious Meningitis and Encephalitis (Infectious Disease CME)

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  • Meningitis refers to inflammation of the meninges; encephalitis refers to inflammation of the brain parenchyma.
  • The presence of focal neurological signs (seizure, motor weakness, aphasia, neuropsychiatric symptoms, or dysautonomia) indicates involvement of brain tissue and encephalitis.
  • Prehospital providers exposed to bacterial pathogens should receive postexposure prophylaxis. See Table 4 for recommended regimens.
  • No single symptom can differentiate meningitis from other disease processes.
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Authors

Andrew N. Hogan, MD; C. Reece Brockman II, MD, FACEP; Amanda Santa Maria, MD

Peer Reviewed By

Corlin Jewell, MD; Benjamin Schnapp, MD, MEd

Publication Date

April 1, 2022

CME Expiration Date

April 1, 2025

CME Credits

4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 4 ACEP Category I Credits, 4 AAFP Prescribed Credits, 4 AOA Category 2-A or 2-B Credits.
Specialty CME Credits: Included as part of the 4 credits, this CME activity is eligible for 4 Infectious Disease CME credits

Pub Med ID: 35315604

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